Videos with embedded questions: Bring relevant video material to the classroom to help them to learn without feeling that they’re being taught. Embed polls and quizzes to keep them interested and excited. Get them involved, they’ll love it!
Group assignments — personalized statistics: Set up your flipped & blended courses by adding your groups and assign your own video lessons. Responses from all embedded questions are recorded for you to see how each student has performed and how efficient your lesson was.
YouTube videos as lessons: It's super-simple. You just assign a single video to your group, the rest is done by Metta: students get an automated notification to complete the task on time and when it's done you'll be notified too.
But there is much more: you can string together multiple videos, add captions, pictures, sounds, quizzes or polls to the mix. You can freely combine elements from the web to compelling slideshows with voiceovers, to multimedia presentations or movies.
Teach or learn: With Metta every member in a group can be a learner or a teacher. You can easily switch between learn and teach mode. When it’s time for students to present their actual subject, they can start teaching you or their peers.
Each activity-creation tool helps students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians. Choose one of the tools below to begin. Then find and insert primary sources and customize the activity to fit your unique students.
Finding a Sequence: Present primary sources and challenge students to sequence them based on careful document analysis.…more
Focusing on Details: Showcase an intriguing document or a pair of documents with tools to guide student thinking and spark classroom conversations.…more
Making Connections: Present primary sources as a string of documents and help students make connections among those documents and the historical events they illustrate.…more
Mapping History: Link primary sources to locations on a map to practice spatial thinking and understand the impact of geographic factors in history.…more
Seeing the Big Picture: Pair documents concerning an event, concept, or figure with descriptions, questions, or other documents to show that the whole is derived from smaller parts.…more
Weighing the Evidence: Turn primary sources into historical evidence that students sort through and evaluate to draw historical conclusions.…more
Interpreting Data: Introduce students to primary source documents containing historical data and encourage them to consider the source, the presentation style.…more
Friday Fun Resources
The following is a posting of great resources for your classroom